Sheri Jennum

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Sheri Jennum had a great three-sport career at Napa High from 1977 to 1981. As a freshman, she played basketball and made honorable mention on the SCAL All-League team. She was also a member of the SCAL championship softball team. In her sophomore year, Napa repeated as SCAL softball champions and Jennum received honorable mention on the All-League team. In basketball that year, Jennum doubled her freshman year scoring average to 17 points per game and made the SCAL All-League team. She was MVP in two tournaments, All-Napa County, and named Athlete of the Week by the Napa Register and Vallejo Times-Herald, the first female to be named so by the Vallejo paper. In her junior year, Jennum moved from softball to volleyball and helped Napa to a second place MEL finish. Jennum’s basketball successes grew greater in her junior year when she led Napa to the MEL championship. She was the MVP of three tournaments and of the Napa team. She was again named Athlete of the Week by the Napa and Vallejo newspapers and Athlete of the Month by the Napa Register. She was again named to the All-Napa County team. In her senior year, Jennum was Captain of the second place volleyball team and earned All-MEL honors in volleyball. She was Captain of the MEL championship basketball team, Most Valuable Player at Napa High and in the league. She was named KVON Athlete of the Year – the first female to attain that honor. Jennum was voted one of the top ten seniors in the West/Southwest area by Basketball Congress. Her list of honors in her senior year are too numerous to mention, but for her four-year basketball career at Napa High, Jennum scored 1,547 points and averaged 17.2 per game. Her senior average was 22.9. Jennum continued her basketball career at U.N.L.V. and earned All-American honors at Cal Poly Pomona. She has coached at Napa Valley College, been an assistant at Fullerton Junior College, Long Beach State and the University of Pacific. Jennum left college coaching to attend law school in 1997, while still serving as assistant coach at Rancho Buena Vista High School. Upon completing law school, she was an associate for a law firm in San Diego, but after four years being away from the game of basketball, she opened her own law practice and returned to coaching.